Wethersfield in Hartford County, Connecticut — The American Northeast (New England)
The Wethersfield Elm
Largest Of Its Kind
Location. 41° 42.383′ N, 72° 39.182′ W. Marker is in Wethersfield, Connecticut, in Hartford County. Marker is at the intersection of Broad Street and Elm Street, on the left when traveling south on Broad Street. Touch for map. Located next to The Wethersfield Green. Marker is at or near this postal address: 98 Broad Street, Wethersfield CT 06109, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Nathaniel Foote (approx. 0.2 miles away); Wethersfield Settlers Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Rev. Joseph Emerson (approx. ¼ mile away); The Old Academy (approx. ¼ mile away); Wethersfield (approx. ¼ mile away); Connecticut Constitution Oak (approx. 0.4 miles away); Home of Silas Deane (approx. 0.4 miles away); Silas Deane House (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wethersfield.
Regarding Wethersfield Elm. The Wethersfield Elm Tree was considered to be the largest specimen in the nation. It was planted about 1753. According to various sources, the girth measured 29 feet at breast height, overall height was 97 feet, and it spread 165 feet.
On the morning after the hurricane
Ravaged by Dutch Elm Disease and countless storms, the tree succumbed in 1950.
Categories. • Environment • Horticulture & Forestry •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 14, 2011, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 497 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 14, 2011, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.